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supporting actor in the fighter. wow, a lot of character necessary that film. martha: he won the golden globe. that's a precursor to it. i have to see the fighter and black swan into the a number of nominations. there are a whole bunch of movies you never heard of. bill: right. is it strong in the movies? i think it's average in the the end. martha: now is the time to see it, cold, get in a movie thaoet you are. bill: you have the recommendations. martha: that was good. we'll see you here tomorrow, folks. bill: bye bye. jon: good morning to you, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi everybody, i'm jenna lee. we're here in the fox newsroom and "happening now" the president making final preparations for tonight's state of the union address. it comes as the half way point of his term, some see this as the president's first chance to really set the stage for his 2012 reelection bidding. yes, jon, i said 2012. jon: 2012 already, yes.
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meantime the white house is releasing video offering of behind the scenes look, if, will -- if you will, of the president's team as they craft the big speech. for the first time, president obama delivers the state of the union to a divided congress. jenna: that's right, republicans who now hold a majority in the house are not waiting for the president to lay out his plan for cutting the federal budget. they're getting ready to vote today on a resolution, cutting discretionary spending for 20 on -- to 20 08 levels or maybe lower than that. jim angle live on this story. what are republicanning looking to accomplish here? >> well, before the president delivers his message to the nation tonight, house republicans are sending him a message today by voting on a resolution to return to 2008 spending levels. they took the first steps on that monday night and described them this way: >> the time for us to exercise our power of the purse restraint is long, long overdue. >> we must return to
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pre-bailout, pre-binge spending levels for funding the federal government. we know that a great deal of hard work and tough decisions lie ahead for every single member of this institution. >> reporter: so jenna republicans are not just expecting the president to tackle decifit spending, they're planning to insist on it. jenna: jim, the white house is talking a lot today about investments, suggesting that the president wants to increase spending in at least some key areas. what can you tell us about that? >> well, the white house mentions education and infrastructure as they talk about investment, even as one presidential aide after another also says we have to get our fiscal house in order, republicans are a little more than skeptical about the term investment. in fact, senate republican leader mitch mccom talked to reporters this morning and said investment as you know is latin for washington spending. he also argues that if government spending produce add robust economy we'd be roaring.
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keep in mind the president sold the original stimulus bill of about $800 billion by saying it would go to shovel-ready projects and get the money out the door quickly, a year and a half later with the jobless rate still high he told reporters there's no such thing as a shovel-ready project. so to say there's skepticism among republicans is an understatement. one other point, jenna. as far as date night for the state of the union, house majority leader eric cantor has invited former house speaker nancy pelosi to sit with him. no word yet on whether she has agreed. i guess he's just sitting by the phone, waiting to hear. [laughter] jenna: sure of it, jim. thank you very much, jim angle on date night and cutting spending. big story today, jim, thank you very much. jon: so what do the american people think of this plan for lawmakers to break with tradition and sort of sit together tonight? we ask that question in a brand new fox news opinion dynamics poll, it kinds that 56 -- finds that 56 percent think it's a good idea and shows real change, 39 percent say it's a silly idea and really just for
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show. jenna: just give it a try! we'll see what happens. as you just heard, house republicans right now are taking an axe to government spending but they certainly can't do that alone, they're going to need help from the senate if anything is to actually come of this. senator ron johnson is the newly elected republican of wisconsin, in his first term in office and joins us now live. senator, who are you sitting with tonight? >> actually i'll be sitting with my fellow senator from the state of wisconsin, senator cole. jenna: you already have that part arranged and now we have to talk about the tougher topics facing -- facing -- facing the country, which is what we're going to do with spending and the decifit. let's take your three decades of business experience and go for the hard question here: how do we tackle entitlement spending? >> well, first of all, i think we have an opportunity now with the -- we're approaching the debt ceiling limit and i think we use that opportunity to make sure that we pass a very hard spending cap. put a strait jacket, not only on congress, but the american people. we need to understand that
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we are bankrupting this nation, and for us, that's certainly what we ought to use that moment for, to establish that hard spending cap. once we've done that, then congress is going to be forced to prioritize spending, and that's when the real games begin. jenna: so the house has been talking about rolling back discretionary spending to levels of 2008, and maybe even lower than that. can we use that same model when we talk about cutting spending for entitlements, can we say we'll roll back entitlement spend to go a certain year or time period? >> first of all what i'd like to do is put entitlements back on the budget so that congress really takes responsibility, having to review those programs every year in terms of what can we afford within the overall budgetary process. that would be my process solution there. jenna: just picking up a little more on that, again, we're hearing about this term about investment from the white house. investing versus spending, versus stimulus. and we're going to share some of that with our
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viewers in a moment when we show them the enterprise with austan tkpw*ls bee of the white house economic team. do you believe in targeted spending right now, in investing? and is that a good idea for our country to continue this recovery that we're seeing? >> well, really, for the last 31 years, i've been running a manufacturing business and one of the things you learn in manufacturing is to attack the root cause of the problem. and quite honestly, out of control spending, deficits, sluggish economy, high unemployment, are really symptoms of the problem. to me the root cause is the size and scope of the federal government. it's choking off our economy. so what i'd like to see is i'd like to see us address the root cause and start limiting the size and scope of federal government and of course when i hear the term investing, i'm skeptical. it's okay, investing is -- we need investing if it's done by the private sector. it's individuals, consumers, businesses making those investing decisions. it doesn't work when the government tries to make those investment decisions. i think history proves that. jenna: it will be interesting to see what the
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president says spafbgly about those issues. switching topics, this is another big issue when it comes to the economy about what to do with states in financial trouble. and there have been reports from capitol hill that there's some consideration about letting states go bankrupt but we haven't really heard anyone on the record for that. are you considering that idea? would you consider proposing the idea that states have a path to bankruptcy? are you for that? >> i w-pbg we should put the states on notice they can't come running to the federal government to bail them out. i would pass a law for orderly reorganization. i don't want -- people don't understand what bankruptcy really is, it's orderly reorganization, and that's what the state is going to have to do, their going to have to go through that process. they can't expect the federal government to go bankrupt. we're bankrupting this nation. we can't afford to bail out the states as well. jenna: do you have any favorites in the super bowl? that's probably a loaded question. >> i'd like to see green bay win, right. jenna: just had to ask.
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thank you for joining us today, we look forward to talking to you again. >> thank you for having me on. jon: i think he has green bay tie on. jenna: how you can not? you know? >> jon: what exactly should the president focus on in this state of the union address, when it comes to jobs, at least one manufacturer says the government simply needs to create a probusiness environment and leave job creation to them. our john roberts is live in atlanta with a look at that. john. >> reporter: good morning to you john. you heard senator johnson talk about it a minute ago, lots of debate on the right and left about how much the president should do to try to create jobs, how much more money the government should spend. but at one st. louis area company we visited, a company that makes the tools and machines that other industries use to make things, they don't want the president to do more, they want him to do less. >> that statement might sound like a typical industry mantra, but bob roseman, ceo of earhart tool and machine is an
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unapologetic manufacturer on home turf. >> we should gain that passion of productivity, that passion to make products here in the united states, and we're so good at it. >> reporter: if the the government simply got out of the way, he says, american manufacturing could once again flourish. >> that may sound harsh, but the government is not here to create jobs. the government is here to make it possible for the private industry to create jobs. >> earhart shed jobs during the recession but also invested heavily in automation. this was the old way of welding highly specialized parts. this new machine can do the work of four people. survival, says roseman, depends on doing more with less, but how to lower unemployment if machines are doing the work? >> where do those new jobs come from? >> the new jobs need to come from us growing as an entire economy and supplying the world. >> earhart is back to 100 percent employment with much higher productivity and capacity. and with revolutionary machines like this, roseman hopes to bring back jobs
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from overseas. >> this particular machine will allow them to do in the united states what they've been doing in china. it requires several people to do it in china. we're able to do it in the united states with one machine. >> a lot of people would think it was a good idea if the jobs were to come back from overseas. there is a catch to all of this, though, while the new jobs in automation and the new condition me, what manufacturing in the united states may lead to a renaissance in making things at home. more knowledge is required but they pay less than the skilled jobs that they are replacing. but with unemployment not expected to stabilize, according to government officials for at least another five, maybe six years, six in the interim may be better than nothing at all. jon: john roberts joining us from atlanta for your first appearance on "happening now". >> reporter: good to be here, jon. jon: john roberts, fox news channel, thank you. tonight we'll have full coverage of the state of the union address, bill o'reilly
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kicks it off 8:00 p.m. eastern time, then stay tuned to watch the speech, 9:00 p.m. eastern time and don't go anywhere after the president wraps up, greta van u.s.ern hosts "on the record" with guest, husband minnowo house minority leader nancy pell. jenna: after the address tonight it will be congressman paul ryan's turn with the republican response. we'll take a look at what he's expected to say. also that deadly airport explosion caught on tape. more of the stunning footage and what russian leaders have planned in response to this deadly attack. you know we've been talking quite a bit about this, how democrats and republicans are crossing the aisle at a sit-together at tonight's state of the union address. we want to hear from you on this. during the break, log on and weigh in, which congress member would you want to sit with tonight. interested to hear what you have to say, click alcoholic on your choice, you can leave a comment and see what others are voting on we'll be right back.
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jenna: some video crossing our international desk, new security camera footage showing what's believed to be the moment a homicide bomber attacked moscow's busiest airport, you can see the people mumming around, then that blast in the background, the bomb spraying shrapnel and screwing and ball bearings, killing 35 and wounding dozens others. the russian president now calling for the punishment of those responsible for security during the attack and for the culprits behind the bombing to be brought to justice. a developing story there. also a key player in the middle east, lebanon, could soon be ruled by a group with terrorist ties. a candidate supported by a shia militant group hezbollah named to form lebanon's next group, rioters burning tires and throwing rocks in protest. the u.s. considers hezbollah a terrorist organization and the state department today calling hezbollah's possible
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role in lebanon's next government, quote, problematic. jon: once president obama wraps up the state of the union address tonight, all eyes turn to congressman paul ryan. the budget committee chairman will deliver the official republican response to the president's words. his plans to cut spending and create jobs, along with his calls to revolutionize medicare and social security are making him a rising star on the right. let's talk about it with karl rove, former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush, also a fox news contributor, of course. karl, why paul ryan? >> well, when it comes to budget, and when it comes to spending, he is the brain iest, most thoughtful, deepest thinker on the republican side of the aisle in the house. he has been thinking about these issues for a long time, and he has dug deep and come up with some good answers and we saw -- the country got a taste of him last february when president obama held a high level con
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fab at the blair house to discuss health care and the republican leadership called on paul ryan to talk about the budgetary implications of it and it left the president flumixt, the exchange was clearly -- the winner on more than one point was ryan in the confrontation with the president over spending and the health care bill. jon: he's very young, 41 years old but has seven congressional terms behind him, clearly a guy who has accomplished a lot at a relatively young age. >> and look, he comes from southeast wisconsin and a blue collar district that's a swing district, he's a friend of mine, i've been out there with him, speaking in a lincoln day dinner in his district, he comes from a large family which is very funny because when they call him on the car phone, on the car speaker phone, they don't treat him as a congressman, he's the little brother, and he's got a young family himself, in fact, he returns home every single weekend, i think he lives in his office, sleeps in his office, butsy a very thoughtful, well -- you know, he digs deep into the
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numbers, and he understands the implications, he's got a curious mind, wide ranging intellect and he talks to a lot of people to become as informed as he possibly can on these issues. jon: it's interesting what happens in these advance state of the union addresses, both sides try to jockey for position on some of the issues they think are going to take precedence and already we've heard from the majority leader in the senate, harry reid, and also, senator chuck schumer, some criticism of paul ryan and his credentials. why? >> well, because he represents a threat. he's based in the numbers, he's solid, he's well spoken, he does his home work, and that's the kind of people that democrats want to discredit. they went after him last year when he laid out a thought thoughtful parpblgs they exaggerated what he had to say, tried to depict it as being heartless, when it was really a very thoughtful approach from observers on the right and left, so he represents a threat to theand it is unusual for
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them to go out and whack them around but it's not unexpected given his stature as budget committee chairman. jon: some have said his positions are too extreme, he wants, for instance, to offer vouchers in place of some medicare services, that kind of thing. >> well, what he wants to do is turn medicare into, in part, a personal policy owned by the senior that can be tailored to the needs of that particular senior. some seniors have needs that might have diabetes beates, other seniors might have other ailments, but he wants seniors to be able to pick a program that meets their needs and empower the consumer and put them in charge rather than leaving it up to the bureaucrats of the government to set prices and determine what you get and when you get it. he'd rather empower the consumer. jon: i guess we'll let him talk about it tonight. >> you bet. jon: karl rove, thank you. jenna: it's no secret, it is winter and it is really cold in most parts of the country. not in california. but don't see this too often, a car literally
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becoming an ice sculpture after a water main coated it in water. would be a bummer if that was your car, right jon? a big storm is moving across parts of the country. we're going to tell you how much snow, where it's happening and what to expect. plus jobs, jobs and more jobs, the president saying that word about 30 times in last year's state of the union address. how does mr. obama plan to create more jobs? we hear directly from his top economic adviser, just ahead.
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jon: a fox news alert and it's straight to the illinois supreme court for rahm emanuel. as you might know the former obama chief of staff is trying to run for mayor of chicago. just yesterday, he was tossed off the ballot by an appeals court that said he didn't live in chicago for the last year as he was serving as the president's chief of staff and therefore
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he's not allowed to run for mayor. he doesn't meet the residency requirements. emanuel says well, he disagrees with that appeals court's decision, he is appealing to the supreme court. they are going to have to make a decision in a hurry. the election in chicago is february 22nd. he wants to get on the ballot, emanuel known for his salty language. we understand that there were no 4-letter words that can't be printed in a dictionary in this court filing. jenna: there you go. just the facts, jon, just the facts! >> in tonight's state of the union one of the biggest priorities for the president will be to talk about the economy and jobs. austan goolsbee is chairman of the white house council of economic advisers and i talked with him a bit this morning and started by asking him about targeting spending, something the president is expected to talk about tonight. >> the theme of the speech tonight is how we win the future, grow, and through that growth and innovation,
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create jobs in the country. that's the focus. within that focus, there will be -- the president is not presenting the budget which comes out next week, but he's going to preview the budget and it's not going to be any question at the end of the speech tonight that the president is serious and committed to addressing the fiscal challenge facing the country, as well as there's not going to be any question that he recognizes what investments we need to make to keep the country competitive and growing, whether they be in education, in innovation, in infrastructure, et cetera. so that's what the focus is going to be. jenna: does the term investment, is that the same as stimulus spending? >> no. investments are those things that we as a people, the government and the private sector, spend that have payoffs in the future, and that make us more competitive. so if we're investing in cancer research, at nih, and
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that is enabling us to save lives but also to build out the future medical industry, that's an investment. and everyone agrees that over the next several years we've got to address these fiscal challenges that we have known about for many decades and that we all agree we need to cut. the question is where to cut, what's the wisest place to cut and it's not the wisest place to cut those investments that we need to make ourselves competitive and grow. jenna: thank you for that distinction because sometimes those words are used, even when we're talking amongst ourselves, and as you mentioned, it's important to show that they're different. one of the other topics that we're talking a lot about is jobs, and in last year's state of the union, this is some of what our audience heard about jobs. take a listen: >> jobs must be our number one focus in 2010 and i want
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a jobs bill on my desk without delay. create new jobs. it will create 1200 jobs nationwide, an increase that will support 2 million jobs in america. jenna: austan, what new ideas for job growth will we hear from the president tonight? >> well, i would say the main focus as the economy itself is shifting from a rescue and prevent free fall into a growth and innovation is going to be let's find these ways to get growing, make ourselves more competitive, and win the future, as it were, and that that is the primary way to increase jobs, so it's standing up the private sector as we go into this new phase of the economy and the private sector leading to sustainable job creation as opposed to we need targeted programs from the government to stop the free fall. >> how is that accomplished? >> well, i'm sure the
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president doesn't want me giving the state of the union, he's far better at it than i am but i think you'll see him outline some specific areas and where we need to invest to build out our competitiveness, the competitiveness of our companies, the way we do that in applicable-private partnerships and the ways we address these fiscal challenge. jenna: so you don't want to just tell us that he's deciding to cut corporate taxes to nothing, don't want to give us a hint there? >> look, i'll tell you, the president has spoken over the last year, there are many different ways to do that and he's talked to a lot of different business people, consumers, small businesses, so you are likely to hear a number of ideas in this space of how we make our companies more competitive. jenna: okay, so the question led to zero, but i had to ask because that's been something that's floated out, maybe we'll see the corporate tax structure change but we don't know until we hear tonight.
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we thank austan goolsbee for taking the time to be with us on our show. jon: going to be interesting to see what the president has to say tonight, that's for sure. we are waiting for a sentencing that could come at any moment now for the first gitmo to be convicted in civilian court. remember this guy? we are live at the courthouse for that. also, jenna, you mike a mickey d? jenna: how you can not? french fries right now? how can you not? jon: the dollar menu fans may not be happy, a buck may not go as far as it used to.ivia straight ahead.
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jenna: a fox news alert, and a sentencing that's happening right now, a sentencing hearing underway for the first gitmo detainee to have a civilian trial in the u.s. that, detainee's game is ahmed ghailani, convicted late last year in connection with the bombings of u.s. embassies in kenya and tanzania, one charge he's convicted of, he now faces life in prison. david lee miller has the latest. >> reporter: well, the sentencing hearing now jenna is underway. it was supposed to start at 11:00 east coast time and actually began about ten minutes late and the judge is now explaining and reviewing the complexity of the sentencing guideline. the defense has said it has a number of objections to the court's 3-sentence report. the judge has overruled all but one of those objections. among those objections was
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the description of the defendant as being an al-qaeda operative. the judge, again, overruled that particular objection by the defense. the judge said that there was conclusive proof that ahmed ghailani consciously avoided knowing that, in fact, there were plans to blow up the two u.s. embassies. he is facing right now between 20 years and life in prison, and before the day is out, jenna, before the judge announces the sentence it is very possible, in fact very likely, i'm led to believe, that we could hear statements from some of the victims. jen looks like they are outside the courtroom, david lee, and the court clerk asked if victims would like to speak. it will be interesting if we hear from ghailani. have we had reaction from him so far? >> ghailani is sitting in the courtroom pretty much looking the same way he did during the trial phase, he is wearing civilian clothing, a blue button
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shirt, he is talking to his attorneys, and there is no indication that he is going to make any statement before the court, but it is very possible. we should learn a great deal more in the next few minutes. jenna: david lee miller, in a developing story today, thank you very much. jon: well, the country is waiting for president obama to lay out his plans to cut the budget in his state of the union address tonight. republican senator saxby chambliss and democratic senator mark warner say they are both busy working on a plan that would save $4 trillion in spending. they are calling for cuts to defense, medicare, and social security. one of those senators, senator mark warner, joins us live from capitol hill. this plan that the two of you are getting together on and it's a bipartisan plan, we should note, is basically based on the simpson had bowles commission, correct? >> it is. it's basically saying there
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was a little bit in that plan that everybody didn't like, yet, it still got 11 out of 18 votes, and what we hear in terms of the presidential commission, and what we hear a lot of here is rhetoric up here about cutting the decifit. this we thought was at least a good starting point, a year of work went into it, it is decifit reduction and tax recommend, two of the three legs of the stool i think we need to address, because we've got to cut our spending, reform our tax code and have an innovation and growth agenda for our country to move forward. it will take all three to get our decifit under control. jon: a loft team say that you can't have meaningful deficit reduction in this country unless you do something about entitlement programs like medicare and social security. are those off the table in your plan? >> no. not at all. as a matter of fact, the decifit commission took on medicare, took on social security, took on entitlements, defense spending. it also though took on tax reform which ended up
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lowering individual rates, lowering corporate rates, but closed off a lot of tax expenditures right now. i don't think most americans realize that we actually spend more on tax expenditures or tax breaks than we collect in personal income taxes each year, so that has to be on the tail as well. jon: so simplifying the tax code would be part of what you would want to do? >> yes, sir. it's three legs. what we often times up here is we think we can either cut our way out of this problem or raise taxes out of this problem or simply have a growth agenda and grow our way out of this problem. my belief is it's going to take all three, and if you talk to anybody in the business community, who is actually about creating jobs, they realize as well, it's going to take all three, a growth agendas well. jon: well, everybody talks about cutting spending but when the rubber meets the road nobody wants to actually cut some of these programs that are so popular and i know you're already getting pushback from the national association of home builders, for instance, on the mortgage deduction plans, you're getting pushback from the aarp on
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raising the retirement age. are you going to have the political will to withstand all of that? >> jon, the only way i think we're going to get it done is if there's enough good that outweighs the individual parts of bad. if you do this bits and pieces the way the congressional process works, you're right, the established order, the the entrenched interests will win at the end of the day. if at the end of the day we link arms in a bipartisan way and take this mighty jump and i think the american public will back that, i think we'll get something done. that's my hope and that's where saxby chambliss and i have joined forces, along with other senators, 20 plus, and we're saying let's start, let's take this document as a starting point and go from there. jon: let's say you've got 20 or more senators who are ready to make that jump with you, do you think you can convince the american people this is a jump to take? >> i think it's math. i think when we explain to the american people that 50 years ago there were eight workers for every one retiree on social security and now with our aging population, there's only two
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workers for every retiree. that means that at some point, it's got to break. you've got to end up reforming the system. and we can either wait until 2037, when we hit a crisis, or we can do it now, and phase this in over a 30-year period, which i think most americans would agree on. it's not a question of if we're going to do decifit reduction. it's only a question of when, are we going to do it on our timetable or wait until the financial markets to dictate this. jon: senator mark warner, democrat from virginia, joining with saxby chambliss who introduced that legislation he was just telling us about. senator warner, thank you for being with us. jenna: the home of the dollar menu, mcdonald's, raising prices. the company said listen, with this higher cost of food we're seeing we're going to have to adjust and charge you more for a big mac. robert gray from the fox business network, breaking the bad news to us. this is the dollar menu, robert. is that going anywhere or will we see the prices hike across the board? >> we'll see the price hikes
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across the board, particularly the meat. we've seen this when commodity prices spiked, beef prices, pork, it's up 50 percent over the past year alone. i don't think you'll see the dollar menu go to 1.10. what you'll see is maybe fewer fries in your bag, maybe different sizing changes, some of the dollar menu items would stay the same but the portions would be adjusted a little bit. jenna: so skimping on those extra french fries. a good tip. >> we've seen all the costs going up across the way and fruits and vegetables, things you don't associate with mcdonald's, although they would have you think about salads and things but they have the frappes, the smoothies and things and they are seeing costs go up across the board. europe is a bigger market for them, good news for us, prices will go up more that. jen mcdonald's is a huge american company, you've got a lot of investors and employees, when you think about the job market. because of this announcement, is there any reaction from investor, anyone concerned about the company?
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>> the first three questions on the conference call when they reported quarterly earnings were about higher costs going forward and that's where they gave these forecasts for higher costs. they do have a record share of the market and they are sort of like a walmart situation, if you will, analysts say they can set the higher costs by the higher volume, they are more aggressive, opening more stores in the next year, they had $6 billion in sales last quarter, so they think overall with the volume they'll be able to thapbl and with the fewer moves, changing the sizes on it. jen the golden arches are there. >> and it's only off five buck, the stock, but it's still a pretty rare air. jenna: they made it through the recession. robert, thank you. thank you very much. jon. jon: it's 20 minutes until noon and you're making me hungry! china is showing off its brand new stealth fighter. have you seen this thing? it looks an awful lot like the f-22, america's premiere fighter jet.
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is this thing really inspired by u.s. parts? we'll take a look. plus, this. >> the era of big government is over. [applause] >> jon crafting memorable moments. that's what the state of the union address is all about. we'll take a look at some of the good, the bad, and even the ugly ones, next.
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>> states like these and their terrorist allyies constitute an access of evil arm to go threaten the peace of the world. jen axis of evil, from the state of the union address, talking about north korea and iran and iraq. that phrase certainly has stayed with us, but many state of the union speeches are quickly forgotten. so what does president obama
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have to do tonight to make history? author of the political genious of abraham lincoln. doris, i guess it's a question of whether you go out with the intent of making history. sometimes history is just made. but what would you say to the president about making a memorable speech today? >> well, there are two different ways to make a memorable speech. one is words that stand out in memory, just the ones you just showed right now, where fdr calling on the world to value freedom, freedom from want, fear, freedom from religion and speech, and that became sort of a totalitarian fight against -- because democracies value those things, or lincoln had extraordinary words, the firey trials through we're passing now, we're -- that's not the right way to say it, he said it much better than me, those are the things that get remembered. the other way to get remembered is that your
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words create action. the words aren't just there to be said and sound good or even to live in history. you're hope to go mobilize congress to do something with your words. and the two great examples of that, in 1941, fdr called on congress to authorize a massive spending program to help england, who was fighting alone against germany, against hitler, and at first the isolation public didn't want anything to do it but by the end of the speech and debate that followed we passed the bill which churchill said was one of the most important bills ever passed helping england to stave off germany until we got into the war, and in 1965lbj called on congress to vote on african rights, medicare, aid to education, almost all the things he asked for got achieved in that 89th congress. the great story of that is at the end he had lots of applause. the republicans even liked the speech, said it was eloquent and magisterial and some aides said to him mr. president, it was so great, they aphrau dollars
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you 69 times, or 79 times. he said no, you're wrong, it was 80 times, i counted it! >> skwr*pb jen well, you know, we're always counting the applause, because we want to know in the media, hey, who liked what and what does that really mean, we try to read the tea leaves as it happens. you mentioned lincoln, we're short on video unfortunately so we can't play any of his speeches out and we've heard the president talk about reading books about reagan, clinton as well, if you had to push the president or guide him to look at one speech in particular, what speech would that be? >> you know, i think he should go back to the speeches that fdr made on the eve of world war ii, because what he was calling for then was mobilizing the country in a common effort for a common goal. rising above partisanship and creating a conversion of our peacetime product into wartime product, so we had the most extraordinary partnership between government and business. it also, when you challenge the country to something
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pweurbgs that's the way people can sit and feel that they're in it together. the other funny thing that will happen tonight as we watch the republicans and democrats trying to sit together is in that famous 1941 address, eleanor roosevelt made a lapse of judgement and crit -- -- criticized republican phos sitting on their hands and republicans said -- she said you sound like little children, she immediately got rightly criticized saying we're not here to applaud the president, we're hearing to make legislation. so the goal for him tonight is to make the congress want to act and move forward on the words that he does, make them feel a competitive sense that we together want to make america the number one country in the world. again, we want to get this economy growing in the long run. that's his goal. jenna: we'llsy if history is made tonight, doris kearns goode win, thank you. >> you're very welcome him. -- welcome. jon: china is said to have a
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fighter jet that has stealth capeiminities. does beijing have the u.s.progrs to thank for the parts?on we'll have a live report.
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jenna: as we've been reporting, states across the country from new york to california are facing massive budget shortfalls, one solution floated out there would be to allow states to go bankrupt. we heard this from senator ron johnson of wisconsin. >> i think we should put the states on notice they can't come run to go the tpetd government to bail them out, i would pass a law for orderly reorganization. i don't want to people -- people don't understand what bankruptcy really is, it is orderly reorganization and that's what the states are going to have to do, they're going to have to go through that process. they can't expect the federal government to go bankrupt. we are bankrupting this nation. we can't afford to be bailing out the states as well. jenna: that was from the republican senator. let's hear from the other side, senator bob casey of
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pennsylvania, member of the health labor an pensionings committee and he joins me now. what's your opinion on the idea of giving states a path to bankruptcy? >> jenna, i think that's in the esrerl stages of discussion, but i think the most important thing we can do here in washington over the next couple of weeks and months is to continue to put in place strategies to create jobs. the most impornt thing we can do is be about the business of creating jobs. sometimes that means having a bipartisan agreement as we did at the end of the year on tax policy, have a cut in the payroll tax, to continue middle income cuts to use the tax code and really to get out of the way so that folks in the private sector can create jobs. i think we've done a pretty good job lately on that. but there's still more to do in terms of tax policy and otherwise to create jobs and make sure that the economy is growing. if we continue to grow, and have a strong over -- recovery, that will help not only the national economy but i think states economies as well.
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joan skwr*pb jen that's a good point. you have to look at how the things are interconnected as we look for the solutions, immediate and now. getting back to the bankruptcy and this idea of a state bailout, you said on the pensions committee there are folks that have jobs now that are worried about what's going to happen to them when they retire and they just want to know the best option, whether it's a bankruptcy or bailout or whatever it is. what would your message be to them? >> my message to states would be what i think most are trying to do, anyway, which is you've got to work within your state on your challenges, whatever they are. there's no way that the federal government right now can come down and provide some immediate relief. state governments are wrestling with this now, legislatures and governors and citizens, and they've got to continue that. we'll see where they are when they work through the process. but every state is going to be different. the solution to the fiscal crisis facing an individual state will differ state by state, but i think they've got to work through that. the most important thing we
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can do is focus on job creation and growing the economy. jenna: in the more immediate future you do have a date tonight for the state of the union as folks sit together. real quick, some say this is a distraction, this seating arrangement is distracting from the state of the union address. what do you think? >> oh, i don't think so. i -- so. i think it's a good sign. i don't think sitting together with a member of the other party is necessarily going to cure all our problems, but it's an important symbol and i think a significant symbol, or symbolic step that we're taking to show that we can at least have conversations, get to know each other together. sen -- senator toomy and i know each other but not well enough to doing that, so it's part of the process but i don't think it will distract from the state of the union. people will be debate be and discussing what the president says and we'll be able to sit next to each other and talk about it. jenna: i hope he gives you elbow room? you need your own space. >> i think we'll have plenty of room. thank you very much. jenna: senator, thank you.
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jon: some new video just in this morning of the moment a deadly blast goes off inside russia's busiest airport. thirty-five people are dead, more than 100 injured. there's new information just out today on what russia's president says is a terrorist attack. the investigation, ahead.
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jenna: the dramatic moment of death and carnage caught on video at moscow's video. hi, everyone i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm john scott. a surveillance camera captures the final act of a callous killer armed with a suitcase bomb at the arrival terminal of moscow's busiest airport. greg palkot live with us now. investigations are continuing in russia, greg, what do we know. >> reporter: the new video we've been seeing overnight under
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scoring the horror of the events at moscow's busiest airport. 35 dead, 50 injured seriously and hospitalized. some of those casualties are foreign including british, german and french. there are 12 injured still unidentified, but we still are saying that we believe that there were no american victims of the blast. russian prime minister vladimir putin today saying there will be retribution, today lawn -fplg a full scale criminal probe. no one yet has taken responsibility for the attack. it is believed to be terror. it is suspected to be islamic insurgents from the break away area, the russian federation known as the caulk caucus area. some say it was a female bomber with male help. others say three different men. some say the stuff was strapped
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to the body, others say it was held in a bag. the russian authorities are studying close circuit video as we speak. they are going throughout dna of the remains of the suicide bomber and tracking down intelligence, jon. jon: this did not happen in a secure area of the airport. what are the broader implications for airport security, not merely in russia but in this country and around the world. >> reporter: we were told that metal detectors at the entrance of this public arrival hall as you tpho*elted not a secure airport which had been in place unusually for an airport, had been taken away, but now are back in place. the president dmitry medvedev says it was not all that bad. as for airports ae around the world, including the united states, we've been talking to experts today.
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people say to one extent it's a special situation in russia, and in another they are saying it's difficult to protect public areas. it is logistically hard, expensive and basically if you set up metal detectors at the entrance of the arrival hauls you're moving the target and the line outside. what is recommended to me by these experts, and what the authorities in the u.s. are beginning to do is profiling, is screening, is undercover folks inch site airports, thainside te best way and most practical way to deal with terrorists in these grand arrival places like this hall, *pb jon. jon: thanks, greg. jenna: that certainly is a big stories overseas. a little closer to home i'll look ahead to tonight to the state of the union address. the president says through the
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ages that the union is strong. congress skill squab blink over the healthcare law, unemployment high, mushrooming deficits as well, where does our union really stand at this moment in time. white house correspondent mike emanuel is live with more. what have we heard about the president's speech specifically. >> reporter: we expect two different types of speeches, one term what he's going to do about jobs. and longer term what he thinks america needs to do about competitiveness. the stakes are high, a lot of americans are wondering where thaeurb next job is going to come from. i spoke with political expert larry sabado and he laid out the stakes in the speech. >> he has to reconcile his democratic philosophy with the fact that song is now controlled in the house by republicans, and there is a big wide gap there and it won't be easy to do. he's flying to split the baby.
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he's trying to split the difference by calling for austerity measures about the deficit but also increased investment in certain areas, and there is an obvious contradiction there, and i think a lot of people are going to catch it. we expect the president to signal what he wants to do about spending. tonight we expect we will get more details as to what he wants to do with the deficit and budget when his budget comes out in february. jenna: what are some of the other challenges that have been brought up. >> reporter: bottom line he gave that speech in tucson after the tragedy there. it will be hard to recapture the same emotion he had that night. tonight there will be a open seat for congresswoman gabrielle giffords, a strong reminder that she will not physically be able to be here. there will also be heroes, daniel hernandez who helped save
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giffords hreufp, dr. rhee. jenna: we will have full coverage of the state of the union address. you can catch the speech live around 9:00pm. it's not over when the president leaves the podium. you have the gop response from paul ryan and a huge interview here, greta van sus strupb talks to house minority leader nancy pelosi. that will be an interesting one to watch. jon: right now president obama is enjoying an up tick in the polls, us it sustainable. it comes after his speech in tucson. the president has been moving to the center on a lot of issues to compromise with republicans on tax cuts, so what is really behind this boost in the president's numbers? fox news political only list juan williams joins us live from
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washington. that's really the question. what is the reason for it, juan. >> i think i'd point to three things, jon. i would point to the bi-partisan nature of real accomplishments that took place during the lame-duck session when as you mentioned he got the tax cuts extension put in place with republican support. made a compromise, made a deal there. he got an arm's deal anjou digs alnominations. that was a very future full period. i think the american people thought, well he's working with republicans, republicans are working with the president. the second thing to say, i think you pointed out tucson, the whole tone there the president hit it just right and it appealed to people across the lines. so republicans and democrats gave him high marks. and finally the economy, this is becoming a presidency that is defined not by wars in afghanistan and iraq but by the economy. people are feeling very optimistic about the prospects
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of the economy. they are bringing in a businessman as his chief of staff. i think people think right now maybe this is a more centurist obama. jon: what they like about a divided government, republicans and democrats controlling several bra branches of governmt it tepbldz to make them do less, you almost paralyse tkpwofp govt and prevent it from doing things. the achievements of the last congress happened in december, here we are closing in on the end of january, and nothing has really been done. is that why the president's approval ratings are being done, nothing is being done? >> it's an interesting point. i hadn't thought about it quite that way. of course they are all getting back into session. this is also a period that the
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way the white house has viewed it, that the first two years of any president's term is when he is most active legislatively, that's when obama and his team were racking up victories, especially with democrats controlling both houses. now they are in something of a defensive mode. they are not about creating so many changes, but doing deals, compromise and refining. again, i think the bi-partisan nature of what he did during the lame-duck session and the nonpartisan aspect of the tucson speech where he wasn't blaming anybody really appealed to people, everybody in the audience. i think he'll try to reach for that tonight to talk about people that appeal to everybody in the family. education, innovation, competing with india and china he's going to try to be above the static and the fray. and maybe getting nothing done as you suggest, i don't think people would say don't get anything done, but they want him to do things in such a way that
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they feel good about it, they don't feel it's wasteful. jon: what about the seating chart for the state of the union. in years past when president obama has made a state of the union you see all the democrats stand up on one side of the house chamber, the republicans are all sitting down. this year they say they are going to mix it up a little bit. is that really anything more than a show? >> it is a dog and pony show, but it's powerful symbolism, when you look at polls the american people say they are fed up with paralyzed, polarized american government. they want to see leaders talking to each other trying to get something done and produce jobs for this economy. it's interesting tonight you're going to have vice president biden seated next to speaker boehner. i don't think they will be best friends forever but it's a nice image and there's also a question of whether people from the supreme court show up given the fact that they felt that
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they were dissed last time. justice pwraoeur and others say they are going to be there. but we don't know about justice roberts, as he was offended. it's symbolic. symbolism has power in politics. jon: we just got word that six of the supreme court justices are expected to come up. anthony scalia says he will be a no show for the state of the union address. >> yeah i think they were offended. jon: i think i wouldn't blame them. jenna: a desperate search for an infant, a baby boy ripped from his mother's arms at gunpoint. the man police are looking for and the breaking details on that story straight ahead. plus an original breakthrough or a knock off copy how china may have got even its hands on a stealth fighter made in the usa.
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jenna: right now an amber alert in arkansas. police are searching for an armed murder suspect who allegedly kidnapped his 8-month-old son at gunpoint from the boy's mother. patti ann brown is following this story. >> reporter: an amber alert is in effect in arkansas. police are frantically searching for this missing infant. raymond moore jr. is 8 months old, he is black with short brown curly air and brown eyes. he weighs 22 pounds. he was last seen blue jeans and a shirt with orange and brown stripes. they said his father took him at gunpoint in little rock. he is 5'11" inches tall and.
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the infant was taken monday night in little rock at around 11:20 p.m. local time. according to local reports police found the vehicle that morris senior left in about two hours later. 1408 south monroe street. the resident who lives there is miguel boyd. they say boyd was the driver when morris sr. left with the boy. boyd has been charged with kidnapping and hindering apprehension. more is is wanted for capital murder by the little rock police because of a fatal shooting of a man during an alleged drug deal outside of a hotel in august. i spoke with little rock police moments ago and they say there is still no sign of little raymond moore jr. or his father.
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they are asking anyone with information to call 911. jenna: thank you very much. jon: another story we've been following here on fox, china is tupl petitioning its new stealth fighter jet as a masterpiece of chinese technology. but did the inspiration come from u.s. parts. jennifer griffin joins us. we reported the technology from the j-20 jet came from the u.s. there is a new twist. >> reporter: there were former top u.s. officials who showed us how the design looked very similar to an f22, in fact an f-b-2 2 and likely some of the aspects of the design of the j-20 came from cyberress pea on age. according to a former chief of defense who served during the could hkosovo, he sauce saying e
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chinese were on the ground in serb bee yeah and may have stolen parts. the first u.s. stealth fighter went down in kosovo. the chinese were there on hands and supposedly were trying to pick up the pieces and they may have reverse engineered the special coding that is the stealth coding on board the plane, the j-20. that is the accusation as it strands right now. jon: the chinese and the pentagon officially are denying these reports, right. >> reporter: that's right. the chinese defense ministry came out today and said in fact this is an inc inch tkeupblg in. they say in fact they don't quibble with that, they say the chinese j-20 tkoet look like an
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indigenous but it looks like it has the radar aeu voding material. the ram is the special sauce that covers the plane anna some of that may have been reversed engineered from this downed f12 during the kosovo war. jenna: it's all about jobs when it comes to the president's state of the union tonight. we've heard a lot about better times ahead for the economy. if you are unemployed or know somebody who is do you see a light at the end of the tunnel? will you see it after the address? neil cavuto will join us live on that. a musical mystery in miami bringing new meaning to the term florida keys. 88 of them, it's our must see moment of the day. to the 5:00 . the two trains and a bus rider. the "i'll sleep when it's done" academic.
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jenna: "happening now," unemployed americans, each one, is out of work on average for about eight months. economic data shows an improving economy but many of you say it's still tough out there. the president will talk about the economy tonight, and when we asked the white house today what they want the message to be to america's unemployed, this is what they said. >> i think that cold front dents that people got to have is not so much confidence in the government, it's confidence in the american people's ability to continue to innovate and continue to grow. that's what we've always done, and that's the focus that the president is going to have tonight, is how do we facilitate that. jenna: let's ask neil cavuto what he makes of this. he's the anchor of your world in
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d.c. what do you make of that? >> reporter: he believes that more strategic targeted investments a code for spending. the republicans have a totally different philosophical view on this. they think the less government involved the better it will be for private enterprise to go ahead and hire folks. it's a huge chasm between the two parties here. the president will advocate more spending, though he'll never say spending, he'll talk about targeted spending that soefrt of thing. and the republicans will argue unless you take the onus after the private sect err, ease their taxes, take regulations off their back, that is the suress way to get them to hire. let's face it, jenna, you've reported, i've reported, everyone has reported, ceo's are sitting on $2 trillion in cash. they are very reluctant to let go of that k-rb and spend that
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cash. unless they are convinced things are turning around and they have a right to start committing that cash they just won't. we have seen some signs that more are doing it, intel comes to mind, microsoft comes to mind, gm comes to mind, the rescued automaker extending operations in mexico. nevertheless we are seeing that they are taking advantages of some opportunities here and see the light of the tunnel and things of improving. the real debate tonight is about what is the best prescription for getting those jobs? more government in or more government out? that is going to be the battle, and over the next couple of years of this congress and this president that is going to be the war. jenna: and it definitely, as you set us up so perfectly for that speech is a topic we're going to confirm. mike emanuel has confirmed coming from the white house that the president is going to be calling for a five year freeze on nonsecurity discretionary
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spending. that is coming from a white house official as a quote unquote down payment towards reducing the deficit. it goes on this statement to say that even though we're focusing on nonsecurity discretionary spending there in that five-year freeze that the president will be looking forward to a five-year plan put forward by secretary gates in the defense department for about a hundred billion dollars in defense savings. this news breaking at this moment, this is what we expect to hear tonight, a five year freeze on nonsecurity discretionary spending. will that work and make a difference. >> reporter: i'm trying to do the rough math in my head if we were to steplt that. assuming it does not mean the military, and maybe down the road maybe the military, then you're really talking about in the scheme of things a little bit more than chump change but still by and large not serious change. contrast this with a plan that
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republicans are cook up to unveil on valentine's day no less to cut next year's fiscal budget of 23%. assume we spend in the vicinit s say it's about 2 1/2, 3 trillion that is open for cuts. you're talking $500 billion. obviously a commitment on the part of the white house that represents maybe a hundred, $150 billion versus one by republicans maybe at a minimum a half a trillion dollars, you're beginning to talk some serious change here. but in a country where the debt is piling up, $4 billion a day. by the way, jenna, that is if we do no more spending, if we don't commit another penny to spending we are piling up debt at the rate of $4 billion a day.
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the finance charge on our national visa card if you will. and that's something that happens whether they agree on spending measures or not. so that is what they've got to address, reverse that. in another couple of months when we supposedly hit that ceiling, that credit limit on our debt we will be another $240 billion in debt, and that is the alarming kind of statistic these guys are addressing. you're going to hear vague generalities tonight. i probably think on both parties part, on the president's part and in paul ryan's response for republicans. they are going to put the pedal to the spending cut pedal short three there after. they don't have a lot of time to get the particulars. the reality is that this $4 billion a day cost ain't going away. the higher the overall debt gets the more that daily finance charge gets, so they've got to reverse that, and there is no easy way to do it unless you include the military, and
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entitlements, and both parties are under pressure to address that, because republicans got elected promising that without offering too many particulars, and this president has staebgd d this as his ground. in this environment i think the markets and the general environment down here is saying, it ain't going to fly. jenna: keeping all the numbers straight, you were one of these kids that was really good in math class. >> reporter: i was a nerd, i had no life. jenna: well, we are glad you were with us. neil cavuto is live. he has an all-star line up tod today. south carolina jim demint.
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cristie gnome, bob mcdonald and udall. jon: sentencing today for the first gitmo detainee to be tried in the united states ahmed khalfan ghallani. judge napolitano breaks it all down for us. and januarand janice dean has tr for us, that's next.
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jon: it's been brutally cold over much of the country. here in the northeast things have eased up just a bit. i think it was 20 degrees when i got up this morning, felt positively tropical, janice dean. i think that is all going to change. >> reporter: you were in your shorts were you? jon: i didn't put my shorts on this morning but. >> reporter: too personal, i apologize john scott. it does feel balmy across the northeast, temperatures colder than we've seen in years across the northeast. it's 29 right now in new york. 28 in cleveland. 26 in chicago. we can deal with the temperatures, right, but we are going to see another surge of arctic air move into our region. the big story is our next storm system that is forming right now across the gulf of mexico. we could actually see the potential nor severe weather across central florida today, and then this storm is going to
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ride up the coast and bring us another nor easter, feels like groundhog day in the northeast. we could see the threat for severe weather today across much of florida, especially central florida. large hail, damaging wind and yes even tornadoes in the month of january. winter storm advisories, including new york city, we actually weren't in an advisory until this hour where we could he's see see four to eight inches. jon scott we need to watch these computer models. yesterday we were thinking it would be more warm, more of a rain-snow mix, now it looks like more of a snow event. this could be conservative. stay tuned we'll keep you posted. jon: we'll keep watching you, janice dean thank you. jenna: the first gitmo detainee to be convicted in sill yan court is learning his fate tod today. they say ahmed khalfan ghailani deserves life in prison.
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224 people died, including a dozen americans. he was convicted only one on charge of conspiracy. that's what remains ahead of the judge today. and judge andrew napolitano is anchor of fox watch. our resident judge. what is happening today in court? what does this judge have to do here. >> reporter: the judge has to impose sentencing. it's interesting, because the sentence that he is likely to impose, life in prison without parole, is as great as the sentence that was already imposed on others who were convicted of actually care inch out the bombing. jenna: that would be for that one, i don't want to say that one but it's only a single charge of conspiracy. >> reporter: it's a charge of conspiracy, the defense is he did participate in some of the conspiracy but he didn't know it was going to result in people's death and he was long gone by the time the bomb exploded.
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the government thought it was a great defeat for them because he was found not guilty of 122 counts of murder but one count of conspiracy. that carries the same penalty as if he had been convict red of all the other counts of murder. jenna: if you were the judge here what would you do. >> reporter: judges have very little leeway with regards to sentencing. if the conspiracy led to a death then you punish the person as if he had actually caused the death directly, even though it seems strange to the nonlegal mind that a person would be punished for plotting something with the same degree of severity as people who actually carried out the plot, that's what the law says. the defendant one could argue that this was wrong, that punishment should be proportional, that he shouldn't be punished the same as those who set the bombs off. jenna: the judge just rejected
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leniency, what would that mean. >> reporter: leniency would mean 20 years or less. the bottom line ever this conspiracy is 20 years. the top line is life without parole. that means that your initial prediction, the judge is likely to sentence him to life without parole is likely going to be what happened. the government would take that as a victory for itself. jenna: what does that do for the gitmo detainess, what kind of precedent will it set in this conspiracy charge leads to life in prison. >> reporter: there was a big hull louisiana pwa lieu when he was tried in new york. these are crimes that took place in africa. he was detained in gitmo for a lot of years. the trial was very smooth. the judge through out of lot of charges. the jury convicted him of 95% of the charges other than the ones thrown out, and still he is
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going to jail for life. this shows the system works, that trying people in federal district courts does produce a just result. this is not a precedent, people are typically sentenced to life in jail for conspiracy to commit murder, even though they didn't pull the trigger. jenna: the alleged underwear bomber, i don't know if he's alleged any more. umar farouk abdulmutallab is in a preliminary hearing in detroit. he is still saying he will defend himself, he will serve as hispanic own lawyer. >> reporter: having been there as the judge, this is a judge's worse nightmare when you have a very serious case, here attempted murder and the defendant wants to represent himself. the defendant is substitute are absolutely entitled to a fair trial inch spite of his own judgment and ignorance and in spite of his own stupidity. the judge has to see he gets a fair trial without having the jury being perceived as favoring
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them. they have to have stand by counsel. whisper the law into his ear. if he's found guilty and the trial is not fair the guilt verdict will be reversed and they'll have to try him again. jenna: the judge just said no leniency. >> reporter: you should expect within the next five minutes live in jail without the possibility of parole. jenna: if you could just hang out here with our guys, if jon allows you. >> reporter: what about janice dean. jenna: the judge will be back if we have breaking news on this story. also judge's show tonight freedom watch on the fox business network, an exclusive interview with michelle bachman who will preview the official tea party response to the state of the union, the first time ever that we're going to get a tea party response, 8:00pm eastern time you don't want to miss that. jon: he's got his own show.
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why does he need to stay here? come on. [laughter] >> reporter: i love you jon. jon: love you too, judge. president obama is getting ready to seize the moment. fine-tuning the state of the union. just ahead we'll take a look at his strategy, some of the issues he might want to approach, plus some dos and don'ts. there are hundreds of islands in the florida keys, so how did the 88 keys of a grand piano wound up parked on this one? it's our must see moment of the day. [ sneezes ] client's here.
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megyn: hi, everyone, megyn kelly. the president expected to try to convince americans that he is a centuris. dick morris joins me tomorrow to see if that is true. he ran over his own daughter after she refused an arranged
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marriage. prosecutors say it was a so-called honor killing. wait until you hear what the accused father is saying. a 23-year-old gets drunk and gets behind the wheel. what happened next landed him in prison for 50 years. 50 . more than many premeditated murderers get. we explain in a powerful "kelly's court." see you at the top of the hour. # jon: about eight hours or so away from the state of the union. president obama will be reaching out to the nation when he delivers that address before congress. a lot of work goes into that speech, so how does the team develop the message. our next guests can tell us from personal experience along with a look at some of the best and worse moments from the past. mark theisen was lead speech writer for two of president bush's addresses. jeff sessel was deputy chief of
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speech writing for president clinton he handled two states of the union. jeff let's start with you. what is going on at the white house right now at least in the speech writing department? >> well maybe less than you might think. i think this white house has the speech pretty well locked down by this point. they are probably fine-tuning words and presentation. really they know what they are going to say tonight and they are really just focusing on the performance itself at this time. jon: jeff your boss was famous for making changes up to the last minute wasn't he? >> he was, by this point we were pretty well locked down too. the president was trying to rest his voice. he would get a little exercise, take a little nap, make sure that that night he was at the peak of his performance. jon: let's take a look at some of those best and worst moments. mark, for you in the state of the union addresses that you participated in crafting what was the best moment do you think? >> i think one of the best moments was and one of the toughest speeches a president
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has to give in the state of the union is the first time he enters the house of representatives and faces a house that's controlled by the opposition party for the first time, and that's the role president bush had in 2007. he did something, matthew scully came up with the line. he did something very gracious and creative. we kept it out of the written text so that no one would know about it. when the speaker announced the president she says it's my distinct honor to introduce the president of the united states, and president bush turned back and said, it is my honor to be the first to be able to say madame speaker. i thought that with us a very high moment for him. jon: jeff, high moments for you. >> i threu there was a high moment in president clinton's speech in 2002. it was a time of great surplus and great opportunity. he urged the nation to look beyond the politics of the moments and in theodore rows
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srelts words, to take the long look ahead to focus on the new challenges that the nation faced in the new century. jon: sometimes, mark the state of the union addresses really aren't the most memorable speeches that a president gives. >> it's probably the most watched and generally the worst speech that the president gives. every administration when the state of the union calms around in november, december they start thinking about it, they say, let's do a different state of the union, every cabinet member lobbies for what they want. and everyone of them is a laundry list of policy initiatives. this is not the high rhetoric of the inaugural address or address to the nation. it's probably one of of the most watched speeches the president gives. the way that presidents deal with that is they try to come up with some sort of a theme. in 2007 the theme that president bush had to wrap-up his was a
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future of hope and stunt. apparently president obama his theme is going to be winning the future. the future seems to be the theme the presidents turn to to wrap all this into a bow. jon: jeff, you just heard mark talking about that moment when president bush introduced madame speaker. i want to play that clip for our viewviewers and then ask you a question related to that. >> tonight i have the high privilege and distinct honor of my own as the first president to begin the state of the union message with these words. madame speaker. [applause] jon: what about it, jeff, should president obama look for that kind of moment, i mean there isn't a madame speaker he can introduce but should he look for something like that? >> i think part of the drama of that moment, most of the drama of that moment came from the fact that you had for fit time a woman speaker. i don't think you had quite the same drama in 19 r-9 5 when president clinton extended a hand to then the new speaker
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newt gingrich. i'm sure president obama will be very gracious to speaker boehner tonight. i don't think the moment will be invested with the same kind of historic significance. jon: thanks for your expertise. it will be interesting to listen in tonight. jenna: breaking news on a case we told you about earlier this hour. arkansas police announcing a major break in the amber alert of an eight-month-old baby boy. brand-new details just ahead. hi, we're looking to save some money on our car insurance. great! at progressive, you can compartes side by side, so you get the same coverage, often for less. wow! that is huge! [ disco playing ] and this is to remind you that you could save hundreds! yeah, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll ta it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today.
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jon: fox news alert, an update to a story we brought you earlier. we have a new report that raymond moore jr. was found after that amber alert was issued. a man wanted for murder kidnapped his infant son at gunpoint in little rock,
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arkansas. the little baby is safe. they have arrested the man suspected of driving the suspect to kidnap the child. they are still looking for the father, though, raymond moore sr. he's 28 years old, brown eyes, short black hair. he may be wearing a wig authorities think. he's wanted for murder in a shootout last august that left one person dead. jenna: well injured soldiers in oregon's national guard are claiming they get second class medical treatment. we are about to learn the results of an investigation of their complaints. dan springer is covering the story, he's live for us in seattle with more. >> reporter: we are told that investigation is complete and should be released to the public any day. it will focus on the demobilization process at army hospitals, and especially when national guard and reservists come back and they complain of head injuries. the oregon national guard unit that sparked this investigation came through fort lewis in may,
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in one powerpoint presentation a army regular referred to the soldier as weekend warriors in baseball caps. and some were told to subit up and leave the base. soldiers complained that their concerns about post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain disorders were dismissed. they demanded the army investigate. >> they should have a soft landing and integrated fairly and a full benefit of federal service and healthcare and everything else. >> reporter: we also interviewed specialist tony stevens who served two tours in combat with the army nation tphal guard. he returned in 2007 with ptsd and traumatic brain injury and several other injuries. the va declared him one hundred% disabled unemployable and has been paying him $3,000 a month. he has been fighting to get a
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discharge, and benefits. >> i served hopb or plea. i should get my benefits and repair my life the way i see fit. >> reporter: the army wouldn't comment on stevens' case. we did interview another unit that was demobilized later after the one last year in may, they came through in november and they said that they were treated with kid gloves, and it was a much different experience than their colleagues had in may. maybe improvements are being made. jenna: dan springer on an important and developing story. thank you very much. jon: around the count repolice departments are on alert following a series of attacks on officers. why investigators say this is all more than a coincidence. most piano bars offer music and drinks. here the music ended up in the drink. our must see moment of the day. how did it wind up there? neck. nf]fídn/xçyyxññw8woññó [ male announcer ] this is steven, a busy man.
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